Laptops Vs Netbooks Confusion Resolved
Yes, you may think you have seen laptops of all different shapes and sizes, being sold with the ever confusing terms and gadgetry so why this new breed now?
Part of the answer lies in the question itself. Netbooks are nothing more than miniature versions based around the same basic technological features to offer much more portability and cheaper prices, which is a good news for many of us and which is why laptop markets are flooded with netbooks and mini laptops like never before.
The biggest advantage is the size, second being cheap prices and the third being netbooks look cool. You can pick-up a decent netbook for $200-$350, and with the recent processor upgrade(dual-core Intel Atom), you get fairly snappy performance. Tablets on the other hand are in the $500 - $800 range. While some are being sold by carriers for cheaper, we are forced to sign pesky data-plan contracts that cost more money in the long-run.
This may be just my view but if you look closely netbooks are invented mainly to offer more portability by keeping the size small and when you see the sale of these netbooks going through the roof in these bad economic times, you would agree that price is also a major factor bringing success to the netbook manufacturers.
Many of us also buy netbooks due to some practical reasons such as, for the purposes of travelling and as a secondary backup computer. Notebooks have been a major hit amongst the people who travel frequently so you are no longer carrying something that strains your shoulder and with the availability of hotspots you can do your regular browsing and emailing on the go.
Anyway, Netbooks offer greater flexibility when it comes to transferring photos from digital cameras and for business travelers who need VPN and other professional programs.